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, hurricane sandy bearing down on the east coast. >> fema has activated the fairfax county urban search and rescue team. melanie alnwick has the latest. >> reporter: members of fairfax county's urban search and rescue team have been all over the world responding to national disasters and earthquakes. they've been to turkey and japan and haiti. now, they are being activated just in case they are needed to deal with the aftereffects of sandy here on the east coast. yesterday, they packed up their belongings and hope any they got a good night's sleep and they will be reconvening this morning at their headquarters in chantilly where we are told they will mobilize in place until they get orders to where to go to respond for wherever they are needed. we are talking about 80 members of the squad as well as four search dogs will be part of the team that is mobilized. they are physicians. they are structural engineers. they are technical search experts, collapse experts, emergency planning and preparedness experts. exactly the sort of team you would need should the aftereffects of sandy get real
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